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October 13, 2014

I was not going to cover the topic of music in my blogging career, but somehow, someway Hugh Keice managed to change my mind after an evening I had spent at the Korean Cultural Centre. It was back in May and the event was an …

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11 new Korean bands to watch out for

October 8, 2014, No comments

There are new bands appearing in Korea all the time, but it usually takes a few years before they start to gain major attention. This can be a problem ...

Learning Korean using K-Pop and K-Drama.

September 30, 2014, No comments

For most of us, our first introduction to Korea was through entertainment which led to a penchant for the Korean Language also known as Hangugmal~한 ...

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Korea’s New Generation of Ska

August 26, 2014, No comments

2014 was a devastating year for music festivals in Korea. But one of the high points is bound to be the New Generation of Ska Festival, a free street ...

  • 'Made of chair' image courtesy of the Korean Cultural Centre UK
    Friday Late Night: Korea at the V&A, London
    August 12, 2014, No comments

       The Victoria & Albert Museum hosted a wonderful late night event back in May this year with the focus on Korean popular culture. The Museum is  the world’s largest of decorative arts and design, …

  • Legendary gisaeng Hwang Jin-Yi. Photo taken from the 2006 KBS2 TV series.
    The Many Faces of the Gisaeng in Korean TV
    August 12, 2014, No comments

    I must admit that I love watching gisaeng (기생) in Korean TV dramas and movies more than Joseon queens and princesses and women from yangban families. But don’t get me wrong. All of these women, whichever social …